Theatre

National Theatre Live - the finest productions, the greatest writers, directors and actors, broadcast live from The National.  It's a unique theatre experience which gets you so close to the action you can almost feel the actors' spit on your face - at a fraction of the price of the real thing, too.   Complete with backstage tours, interviews with the principals and additional insight in to the process of bringing you the show.  And, just occasionally, we showcase the best of the rest - from the RSC, for example.  Watch this proscenium arch...

With allocated seating, just like in the West End!  Please arrive by 6:45, which is when the NT Live extra content begins.  We hope that everyone will have drink in hand and be seated by 7:00, when the live performance starts.  

For the 2015/16 NT Live season Lexi members will be able to use their £2 discount to keep the price at £15.  Otherwise the price will be rising to £17. 

We are also pleased to be bringing you the best of the plays from Kenneth Branagh's new theatre company!

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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including... More info

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including... More info

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (... More info

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this original 2015 NT Live broadcast. This powerful production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy has now been seen by over 750,000 people worldwide.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. The director is award-winning Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica... More info

New York, 1971, and the Weismann's Follies girls are getting together in a crumbling Broadway theatre on the eve of its demolition.  It's been 30 years since their glory days performing there, and life hasn't been equally kind to all of them since then.  A few drinks, a few of the ol' songs, and their history is being revisited - and in some cases, rewritten. Cue such standards as "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?", and "Losing My Mind".... More info

It's 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.  Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.  Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope... More info

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner directs this new take on the Shakespeare classic that will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that... More info

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